Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real at Mississippi Studios on March 17, 2015

On St. Patrick’s night at Mississippi Studios, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real made their return to Portland after having to reschedule their original January date because Neil Young asked the band to join him on his current recording project—surely an invitation that justifies rescheduling shows. I first saw Lukas & POTR perform live at the Waterfront Blues Fest in 2010, and it was one of those wow moments when an artist just blows you away. Since that performance, I’ve seen the band on several occasions (including another date on Portland's waterfront), but none was better than this night at Mississippi Studios. From the moment they took the stage to the end of their 2-plus-hour set, Nelson and his band (Anthony Logerfo on drums, Tato Melgar on percussion and Corey McCormick on bass) brought pure energy playing raw live music the way it was meant to be played. If you have the chance, go see this band!

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